September 13, 2008
48′ Biagianti own goal
Internazionale chalked up their first victory of the season and made it a winning home debut for coach Jose Mourinho, but they were made to work hard by opponents Catania.
Gianvito Plasmati stunned the San Siro by putting Catania ahead in the 42nd minute, but a deflected goal from Ricardo Quaresma restored parity a minute later.
Inter then lost Sulley Muntari to a red card just before the break, but a disputable own goal from Christian Terlizzi early in the second half gave Inter the spoils and provisional place at the top of the table ahead of Sunday’s matches.
September 11, 2008
All goals what a result
September 10, 2008
David Villa scored two goals Wednesday to help Spain beat Armenia 4-0 and extend the European champion’s perfect start in World Cup qualifying to two straight winsVilla has now scored 21 goals in 38 internationals, making him Spain’s eighth leading scorer of all time. The Valencia striker was the leading scorer at the European Championship with four goals, helping Spain win a major trophy for the first time in 44 years.
September 10, 2008
In Skopje, Macedonia, John Heitinga and Rafael van der Vaart scored a goal each Wednesday to help the Netherlands beat Macedonia 2-1.
Heitinga headed in a deflected cross from Arjen Robben early in the second half of the Group 9 game at Gradski Stadium.
Van der Vaart found the net in the 59th minute, turning on the ball for a quick strike to convert a pass from Mark van Bommel.
Goran Pandev scored a penalty in the 77th for Macedonia’s goal.
The Macedonians fought hard for a second straight upset after beating Scotland 1-0 Saturday and matched the visitors for long spells with a fast and physical game.
Pandev had a goal disallowed in the 35th when he flicked the ball past Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Polish referee Grzegorz Gilewski ruled the play offside.
The hosts kept up the pressure as the Dutch repeatedly gave the ball away in the competitive debut for Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk.
Robben returned to fitness and almost put the Netherlands ahead in the 17th when he chipped the ball over Petar Milosevski and hit the crossbar